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[04/14/08 - 05:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 14
Updates include: Lifetime details its development slate; Frances Conroy and Christine Woods join CBS's "Journal"; and HBO to tackle the Walter Reed Hospital scandal.

[04/14/08 - 04:03 PM]
Good Friends and Good Times in the Windy City: TBS's Hit Original Series My Boys to Launch Second Season This Summer
MY BOYS is set to return for its second season in June.

[04/14/08 - 04:01 PM]
'The Biggest Loser' Meal Plan Now Available for Home Purchase
The plan, which was created in conjunction with Bistro MD, "has been carefully developed by doctors and experts who specialize in treating patients with weight disorders."

[04/14/08 - 03:58 PM]
Discovery Channel Presents Alaska Week April 20-26
The week's offerings include the new special EXPEDITION ALASKA as well as the series premiere of THE ALASKA EXPERIMENT.

[04/14/08 - 02:40 PM]
ABC Announces Special Two-Hour Finales of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Lost"
The "Grey's Anatomy" finale now airs Thursday, May 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) while the "Lost" finale is set for Thursday, May 29 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET).

[04/14/08 - 02:39 PM]
Music Is in the Air This Week on 'College Hill' and Mariah Carey Stops by to Share Notes from Her New Album, 'E=mc2'
On Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. BET premieres MC2=THE RELATIVITY OF MARIAH, a 30-minute special showcasing Mariah's highly anticipated new CD "E=MC2."

[04/14/08 - 02:37 PM]
The Cw, Macy's and Warner BroS. Television Group Announce the Winners of the "One Tree Hill Casting Call" Offering the Ultimate Fan Weekend and a Walk-On Role to Eight Lucky Fans
Eight lucky fans will enjoy a walk-on role, attendance at star James Lafferty's Charity Basketball Game and an exclusive performance by singer/songwriter Kate Voegele.

[04/14/08 - 12:27 PM]
CBS Unveils Its 2008 Summer Schedule
New offerings include "Swingtown," "Flashpoint," "Greatest American Dog," "Million Dollar Password" and "Jingles."

[04/14/08 - 11:10 AM]
Lifetime Networks Expands Leadership Position as the Only Media Company Offering a Singular Branded 360-Degree Experience for Women with Wide Array of New 2008-09 Digital Initiatives
"Hollywood Tails," "Mommy Madness" and "Street Doctors" headline a slate of more than 15 original webisode series.

[04/14/08 - 11:07 AM]
Lifetime Networks, the Home of Basic Cable's Top Rated Original Movies and #1 New Drama for Women with 'Army Wives,' Adds 'Project Runway' to Its Reality Slate, Becoming the Only Network with Hits in Every Programming Genre for Women
Upcoming originals include projects from Kelly Preston, Queen Latifah, Candace Bushnell, Patricia Cornwell, Shirley MacLaine, Christine Ebersole, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Nora Roberts, Donald Trump and Ann Rule.

[04/14/08 - 11:03 AM]
Critically Acclaimed Lifetime Original Movie 'The Memory Keeper's Daughter' Becomes Network's Most-Watched Original Movie Since 1995 Delivering 4.5 Million Homes and 4.5 Million W18+
Lifetime spins the numbers for Saturday, April 12.

[04/14/08 - 10:27 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, April 13, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, April 13.

[04/14/08 - 10:06 AM]
Driven by Rich Music Programming, MTV Networks' MTV.com, VH1.com and CMT.com See Surge in Unique Visitors, While Yahoo! Music and Myspace Music See Significant Declines from Q1'07 to Q1'08
MTV Networks Music Group spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2008.

[04/14/08 - 10:04 AM]
America's Most Wanted Casts Nationwide Net to Capture 50 Fugitives from 50 States Saturday, April 19, on Fox
Since premiering in 1988, the series and its viewers have put nearly 1,000 dangerous fugitives behind bars.

[04/14/08 - 08:26 AM]
CBS to Present "Survivor" in High Definition for the First Time Utilizing Sony's Xdcam Hd Technology
The system will be used to shoot the show's upcoming 17th edition, with production scheduled to begin this summer for a fall premiere.

[04/14/08 - 07:47 AM]
Patricia Cornwell, the #1 International Bestselling Author, and Lifetime Make Television History with First-Ever Adaptation of Two of Cornwell's Acclaimed Crime Novels
Her #1 New York Times bestseller, "At Risk," and its sequel, "The Front," to be published by G. P. Putnam's Sons in May, have been optioned by the Network.

[04/11/08 - 05:19 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 11
Updates include: Animal Planet to revisit CBS's "Creature Comforts"; Donal Logue to topline HBO's "1%"; and "Galactica's" Ronald D. Moore and Michael Taylor bring "Virtuality" to FOX.

[04/11/08 - 10:40 AM]
Csi Outdelivers "American Idol" in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, April 10.

[04/10/08 - 10:25 PM]
ESPN Takes Series 'The Contender' Out of the Ring
ESPN.com's Dan Rafael confirms the cable channel has pulled the plug on the series.

[04/10/08 - 09:00 PM]
Idol Gives Back Raises Over $60 Million (And Counting) from Corporate and Viewer Donations
Plus: FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[04/10/08 - 04:12 PM]
Sleuth April Highlights
Viewers will get a taste of life "across the pond" with a series marathon of "Keen Eddie."

[04/10/08 - 04:10 PM]
Universal Hd April Highlights
The network's "Crime Sundays" lineup includes "Philly" and "Big Apple."

[04/10/08 - 04:07 PM]
Chiller April Highlights
Among the highlights: "Freakylinks" and "The Others" join the network's lineup.

[04/10/08 - 03:58 PM]
Big Brother Houseguests Finally Vote James Out of the House
CBS details the latest "Big Brother" elimination.

[04/10/08 - 03:18 PM]
TV Land's "High School Reunion" Finale Scores Most-Watched Episode with Over 1 Million Total Viewers
TV Land spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 9.

[04/10/08 - 03:17 PM]
UsanetworK.com Clicks Into High Gear with Record Growth and Engagement During 1q08
The performance included an average of 2.0 million uniques, 48.9 million page views, 3.1 million visits and 6.5 million video streams.

[04/10/08 - 10:58 AM]
Fearless Filmmakers Turn Cameras on Themselves During Wild Encounters in Animal Planet's Gritty New Series 'Raw Nature'
The five-part series comes from executive producers Thom Beers and Bertram van Munster.

[04/10/08 - 10:14 AM]
CBS Announces Tuesday Schedule Changes
The Eye confirms our report from earlier this morning.

[04/10/08 - 09:04 AM]
'Secret' Is Out at CBS After One Broadcast
Additional installments of "48 Hours Mystery" will fill the Tuesday, 10:00/9:00c hour on April 15 and April 22.

[04/10/08 - 12:26 AM]
American Idol Gets Stamp of Approval
Net proceeds from the sales of the exclusive PhotoStamps will benefit "Idol Gives Back."

[04/10/08 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 10
Updates include: Jonathan Sadowski first at FOX's "Courtroom K" while John Michael Higgins and Mikey Day are set as "Kath & Kim's" men for NBC.

[04/09/08 - 04:24 PM]
American Idol Announces Support from Itunes for "Idol Gives Back" Airing Tonight on Fox
Among the downloadable performances: Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, Teri Hatcher, Snoop Dogg, Fergie, Heart, Miley Cyrus and Annie Lennox.

[04/09/08 - 04:23 PM]
M•a•c Aids Fund Supports "Idol Gives Back" with $1 Million Gift to Support the Global Fund Initiative
The gift will benefit The Global Fund and support MAF's continued focus on the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.

[04/09/08 - 03:56 PM]
G4 Presents a Special Day of Programming Exploring the Cultural Phenomenon of '420' with Premieres, Specials and Cult Classics
The lineup includes a special episode of "Code Monkeys" as well as the second season premiere of snowboarding reality series "The Block."

[04/09/08 - 02:57 PM]
Multi-Platinum Singer-Songwriter and Three Time Grammy Nominee Jewel Signs on to Mentor and Judge the Search for the Next 'Nashville Star' on Nbc
Jewel joins previously announced judge/mentor John Rich -- the producer of her latest album, "Perfectly Clear" and one half of the country duo Big & Rich.

[04/09/08 - 02:55 PM]
Emmy Award-Winner Judy Davis and Chris Diamantopoulos to Reprise Roles in USA Network's Emmy Award-Winning Series the Starter Wife
This is the first time both Davis and Diamantopoulos have been cast as regulars in a series.

[04/09/08 - 01:08 PM]
Discovery Channel and BBC to Co-Produce Epic Television Event Frozen Planet Set to Premiere in 2012
The project will chronicle the eco systems and animals of the Arctic and Antarctic, which is extremely timely given that both Polar Regions are at the front-line of climate change research.

[04/09/08 - 12:14 PM]
Sue Naegle Joins HBO as President, HBO Entertainment, Overseeing All Series Programming and Specials
UTA alum Naegle was responsible for packaging TV series such as "Six Feet Under," "Men in Trees," "The Bernie Mac Show," "Aliens in America," "Swingtown" and the upcoming HBO series "True Blood."

[04/09/08 - 11:43 AM]
NBC Universal Cable Entertainment Breaks Records in Q1 2008
NBC Universal Cable Entertainment spins the first quarter numbers for Bravo, Oxygen, Sci Fi and USA.

[04/09/08 - 11:41 AM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, April 8, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 8.

[04/09/08 - 11:40 AM]
ABC.com Launches New Widgets Around Popular Primetime Shows and Goes Green with 'Watch a Video, Plant a Tree' Promotion
For every ten videos watched from any ABC widget beginning April 7 through April 30, a tree sapling will be planted, with the goal of planting up to 100,000 trees.

[04/09/08 - 09:56 AM]
Mike Myers to Host 2008 MTV Movie Awards
The event airs live on Sunday, June 1 from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.

[04/09/08 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 9
Updates include: Cole Hauser and CCH Pounder join CBS's "Tower"; Tricia Helfer signs with FOX; and Thomas Schlamme to helm "Captain Cook's Extraordinary Atlas" for ABC.

[04/08/08 - 04:02 PM]
Snapped Breaks Previous Records
Oxygen spins the numbers for Sunday, April 6.

[04/08/08 - 03:13 PM]
CBS Sports' 2008 Ncaa Men's Basketball National Championship Game Viewership Highest in 3 Years
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, April 7.

[04/08/08 - 03:10 PM]
CBS's Return of Scripted Hits Puts the Network Back in First Place
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 31-April 6.

[04/08/08 - 03:08 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of March 31, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 31-April 6.

[04/08/08 - 03:07 PM]
Quick Take for Monday, April 7, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, April 7.

[04/08/08 - 03:03 PM]
NBC Ratings Results for the Primetime Week of March 31-April 6
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 31-April 6.

[04/08/08 - 01:43 PM]
TLC Launches Aggressive Slate of Targeted Programming in 2008-2009, Building on Key Viewer Engagement
"TLC is more than a network of programming -- it's an accessible, fun destination with relatable people reflecting the most ordinary yet compelling stories that emotionally connect to all of us," explains Angela Shapiro-Mathes.







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[10/19/18 - 08:02 AM]
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